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Boys Basketball vs. St. John's Northwestern Military Academy

The University School boys’ basketball team lost to St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy 86-59 in a Midwest Classic Conference game on Saturday, December 1st at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield.

“Simply put, we were just outplayed,” said USM’s head coach Sylvester Cutler. “We have a lot of work to do on the defensive end, especially our interior defense. We are still trying to find our identity as a team in many facets and will have to continue to work on the little details that make teams successful. Obviously, this is not the start we expected this season, but we will rebound and learn from it.”

The Wildcats only made 32% of their shots from the floor while the undefeated Lancers scored on 55% of their shots.  St. John’s players scored on 9 of 19 three-pointers as well.  Consequently, USM fell behind in the first half, and the Lancers nearly doubled USM’s score in the opening 18 minutes, which ended with St. John’s with a comfortable 16-point lead at 34-18.  The Wildcats improved their scoring in the second half and had a total of 41 points in the frame.  But the Lancers outscored them again, putting through 52 second half points.

Tylan Huff led USM in scoring in the game.  He scored 15 points; Keegan Kubicki scored 11 points; Greg Farrow scored 9 points; Dalan Henderson scored 8 points; Kai Bartl scored 7 points; Ma’teo Holland and Michael Wilson each scored 3 points; Henry Hartjes score 2 points; and Jacob Gold added 1 point to the Wildcats’ total for the evening. 

USM is 1-2 and 0-1 in the Midwest Classic Conference.  The Wildcats play HOPE Christian Academy in a Midwest Classic Conference game at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th at HOPE Christian High School in Milwaukee.

Score by Half               1          2          Final

USM                            18        41        59

SJNMA                        34        52        85

USM Scoring Leaders:

Tylan Huff: FG 2 pt 5; 3 pt 1; FTM 2; FTA 2; TP 15;

Keegan Kubicki: FG 2 pt 3; 3 pt 1; FTM 2; FTA 4; TP 11;

Greg Farrow: FG 2 pt 0; 3 pt 2; FTM 1; FTA 2; TP 9;

Dalan Henderson: FG 2 pt 3; 3 pt 2; FTM 2; FTA 2; TP 8.